can chinchillas eat pineapple

Can Chinchillas eat Pineapple?

Pineapples are a tropical plant that are grown in sub tropical regions around the world. They are consumed fresh, cooked, juiced and preserved and are used in a wide array of culinary dishes.

So can chinchillas eat pineapple at all?

Lets take a look here and find out more but checking out its nutritional data. In particular, its calcium, sugar, fat, phosphorus, and acidic content are of most interest as far as chinchillas are concerned.

Energy 209 kJ (50 kcal)
13.12 g
Sugars 9.85 g
Dietary fiber 1.4 g
Fat 0.12 g
Protein 0.54 g
Thiamine (B1) (7%) 0.079 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.032 mg
Niacin (B3) (3%) 0.5 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(4%) 0.213 mg
Vitamin B6 (9%) 0.112 mg
Folate (B9) (5%) 18 μg
Choline (1%) 5.5 mg
Vitamin C (58%) 47.8 mg
Trace metals
Calcium (1%) 13 mg
Iron (2%) 0.29 mg
Magnesium (3%) 12 mg
Manganese (44%) 0.927 mg
Phosphorus (1%) 8 mg
Potassium (2%) 109 mg
Sodium (0%) 1 mg
Zinc (1%)

source wikipedia

As you can see pineapples contain a hint of phosphorus, calcium, but a lot of acidic content, and are very sweet.

This means that unfortunately chinchillas cannot eat pineapple as it just too sweet and acidic for them. It will give them tummy problems if they eat it and will make them sick or worse if they have a lot of it.

It is worth keeping pineapple away from them.



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